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Top 5 picks for your visit

Glow at the GARdens

Glow at the Gardens

Wednesday evenings - Oct. 14, 21 & 28, 6-9 p.m.
York Street

York Street will light up the night with jack-o'-lanterns and luminaria-lined pathways to reveal larger-than-life pumpkin displays. Stories, scavenger hunts and activities will be part of the fun.
Find out more and buy tickets

Pumpkin Festival

Friday-Sunday, Oct. 9-11, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day
Chatfield Farms

This three-day festival at our massive pumpkin patch is a great tradition for the entire family. Enjoy face painting, live music, pony rides and much more.
Find out more about Pumpkin Festival

Tours at the Gardens

York Street

Enjoy a docent-led tour at the Gardens. Learn about ecology, horticulture, art and more while you discover landscapes and plants from all over the world.
Learn more and register

Pumpkin Carving for Dia De los Muertos

Saturday, Oct. 31, Noon-2 p.m.
York Street

Master pumpkin carver Barry Brown guides each family through tips and techniques of pumpkin carving, including custom Dia De Los Muertos patterns.
Learn more about the pumpkin carving class and register

plant of the week

Maximilian’s daisy (Helianthus maximiliani) Maximilian’s daisy (Helianthus maximiliani) - The sunflower genus not only produces tasty seeds for people and birds, but many are native ornamentals. Maximilian’s daisy must be the tallest of late summer flowers—sometimes 8 or more feet high. It does best with a bit of extra moisture in the summer months. Staff horticulturists have selected for earlier blooming varieties.

Enjoy our October walking tour: Ornamental Grasses